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Morning Light (2008)

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Fifteen young sailors... six months of intense training... one chance at the brass ring. This documentary tells the story of a group of intrepid and determined young men and women, on the ... See full summary »

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Mark Monroe

Writers:

Leslie DeMeuse (conceived by), Roy Edward Disney (conceived by) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Chris Branning Chris Branning ... Himself
Graham Brant-Zawadzki Graham Brant-Zawadzki ... Himself
Chris Clark Chris Clark ... Himself
Roy Edward Disney ... Himself
Charlie Enright Charlie Enright ... Himself
Jesse Fielding Jesse Fielding ... Himself
Robbie Kane Robbie Kane ... Himself
Steve Manson Steve Manson ... Himself
Chris Schubert Chris Schubert ... Himself
Kate Theisen Kate Theisen ... Herself
Mark Towill Mark Towill ... Himself
Genny Tulloch Genny Tulloch ... Herself
Pieter van Os Pieter van Os ... Himself
Patrick Warburton ... Opening Sequence Narrator (voice)
Chris Welch Chris Welch ... Himself
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Storyline

Fifteen young sailors... six months of intense training... one chance at the brass ring. This documentary tells the story of a group of intrepid and determined young men and women, on the cusp of adulthood, as they embark on life's first great adventure. Racing a high-performance 52-foot sloop in the TRANSPAC, the most revered of open-ocean sailing competitions, the crew of "Morning Light" matches wits and skills in a dramatic 2300 mile showdown against top professionals. From their earliest training sessions in Hawaii conducted by world-class teachers through their test of endurance on the high seas, they form an unbreakable bond in the process of becoming a singular team that is greater than the sum of its parts. Written by Walt Disney Pictures

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Plot Keywords:

yachting | See All (1) »

Taglines:

A 2500 mile journey that will change the course of their lives forever.

Genres:

Documentary | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some language | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 2009 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Hív az óceán - Verseny szárazon és vizen See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$129,295, 19 October 2008

Gross USA:

$275,497

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$275,776
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Walt Disney Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Connections

Followed by Morning Light: Making the Cut (2008) See more »

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Angel
Written by Robert Del Naja, Horace Andy, Grant Marshall, Andrew Vowles
Performed by Massive Attack
Licensed courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd. Under License from EMI Film & Television Music. By arrangement with Universal-Songs of Polygram Int.,
Inc. on behalf of Universal/Island Music Ltd./Universal Music - MGB Songs on behalf of Universal Music Publ. MGB Ltd.
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Top Student Sailors selected for Difficult Transpac Ocean Race
17 October 2009 | by lynde-1See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. It is a documentary movie about a group of young sailors who are brought together by a most benevolent and charitable Roy Disney, his beautiful and creative wife and their crack squad of sailing coaches. Ultimately, thirty elite sailors have to be pared down to the fourteen who will race the boat "Morning Light" in the difficult Transpac Ocean Race. The photography is gorgeous. The reasons the coaches give for choosing the lucky sailors who eventually take part in this challenging endeavour are as interesting as the hurdles which befell the young sailors along their journey such as safety, night sailing, mechanical repair and sheer endurance. This movie is a delight and is real life as opposed to a hokey drama. Well done!


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